The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and CIBC are inviting Vancouverites to join the reimagined CIBC Run for the Cure, taking place on Sunday, October 4th.

Since we can’t meet in person this year, the CIBC Run for the Cure has been transformed into a one-of-a-kind experience with both physical and virtual components. Through a refreshed, easy-to-use mobile app and website, Vancouver residents can create and customize their own virtual runner, fundraise to unlock rewards and track their activity.

On Run Day, Vancouver residents will join our live-streamed online opening ceremonies at 8:30am before heading out to walk or run in their neighbourhood.

“When the world stopped because of the global health pandemic, breast cancer didn’t,” says Simon Burley, Volunteer Run Director, Canadian Cancer Society. “Every day, 75 Canadians are diagnosed with breast cancer and many more are supporting loved ones through their diagnosis. We are calling on all Vancouverites to join us at the CIBC Run for the Cure to help support people affected by breast cancer.”

The opening ceremonies will be livestreamed on Canadian Cancer Society’s Facebook and YouTube channels at 08:30am and will be hosted by Jully Black, the award-winning singer-songwriter dubbed Canada’s Queen of R&B Soul. Black has partnered with the Run to cheer on participants and supporters, and to empower all Canadians affected by breast cancer to never stop running.

Viewers can also expect a high-energy warm-up and powerful performances from Barenaked Ladies, Jess Moskaluke and Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada and is the only organization that enables a national support system, including a nationwide helpline, that makes a real difference for people affected by breast cancer. The Run is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause.

Canadians can register for or donate to the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run For The Cure at

Last modified: September 9, 2021

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